The Anglo-Saxon Period. “ Not the glittering weapon fights the fight, but rather the hero’s heart.” - Proverb. The Pre-Roman Period. The island we know as England was occupied by a race of people called the Celts. One of these tribes was called the Brythons or Britons.
“Not the glittering weapon fights the fight, but rather the hero’s heart.”- Proverb
Goidelic areas; Pictishareas; Brythonicareas.
Map of Roman Military Campaigns in Britain.
Gritstone bas-relief of Romano-British woman.
Kingston Brooch for King Aethelbert.
General locations of the Anglo-Saxon peoples circa AD 600.
Map of the Seven Kingdoms
Viking-style ship illustration.
“Meek shall inherit the earth”
Loyalty to God
Patience and forgiveness
True wealth is in heaven
"The Tower of Babel,” Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Oil on board, 1563.
The Germanic Language Family Tree
Lo! We have heard of majesty of the Spear-Danes, of those nation-kings in the days of yore,
and how those noblemen promoted zeal.
ScyldScefing took away mead-benches from bands of enemies, from many tribes;
he terrified earls.
Since he was first found destitute (he gained consolation for that) he grew under the heavens,
prospered in honours,
until each of those who lived around him
over the sea had to obey him, give him tribute.
That was a good king!